Radiology Schools in VA with Degree and Course Information

Jan 21, 2019

Research radiology programs in Virginia, which currently has nearly 20 colleges and universities offering these programs. Read overviews of the degrees and certificates and get some quick facts for two VA schools to decide which program is right for you.

Virginia Schools with Radiology Programs

Colleges and universities in Virginia offer radiology programs ranging from certificate and degree programs to medical residencies. Many of these schools are found in and near the state's major cities. Certificate and associate degree programs prepare students for positions as radiologic technologists and may teach students additional radiology specialties to prepare students to take certification exams. Medical residencies are offered to students who have completed medical school and wish to specialize in radiology.

Two schools that offer radiology programs in Virginia are detailed below. Get information about levels of study, required coursework and hands-on training experiences. Learn facts about both schools by reading the table provided in the following section.

  • University of Virginia's School of Medicine offers various certificate and medical residency programs in several areas of radiology. The university's main campus is located in downtown Charlottesville.
  • Virginia Western Community College is found three miles southwest of downtown Roanoke. Students can choose a 2-year degree program in radiography or radiation oncology.

Comparison of Schools

You might examine all factors of a school offering radiology studies before selecting a program. Below you will find statistics and facts about each school's campus setting, tuition, financial aid availability, population, acceptance rates and more.

University of Virginia Virginia Western Community College
School Type 4-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 24,360* 7,271*
Campus Setting Small city Small city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $16,853 (in-state)
$47,273 (out-of-state)*
$5,228 (in-state)
$11,156 (out-of-state)*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 56%* 84%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 27%* 100% (open admissions)*
Full-Time Retention Rate (2016-2017) 96%* 64%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate 95% (Students began in Fall 2011)* 28% (Students began in Fall 2014)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Located in Charlottesville, the University of Virginia ranked 85th on the Thomson Reuters list of World's Most Innovative Universities in 2018. The School of Medicine has nearly 340 tenured professors.

Certificate in Angiography, Interventional Radiology and Special Procedures

Students who want to use devices that assess the circulatory system can seek certification through this 12-month program, provided that they have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Classes in patient care, vascular interventional procedures and radiologic imaging equipment are typical. Students emerge from their coursework prepared to assist with angioplasty, drainage techniques and other medical procedures related to the blood.

Residency in Diagnostic Radiology

Aspiring radiologists who have completed medical school can enroll in this residency that provides hands-on experience with imaging techniques, such as ultrasound. Labs take place at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Residents are rotated into different sub-specialties every four weeks, each addressing a different part of the body.

Residency in Radiology Research

Only one applicant is accepted each year into this residency program, and that individual trains to become a qualified radiologist and a professional scholar who contributes to radiology research. The 4-year rotation covers, among other topics, body CT, head CT, nuclear medicine, angiography and uroradiology.

Virginia Western Community College

With a student population of over 10,000, Virginia Western Community College is one of the largest 2-year colleges in Virginia. It was founded in 1966 and serves Roanoke, Salem and other nearby communities.

Associate of Applied Science in Radiation Oncology

Students interested in the treatment of tumors can enroll in this 72-credit-hour program that prepares them for certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This program offers classes in oncology patient care, radiobiology, pathology and therapy physics, among other topics.

Associate of Applied Science in Radiography

Registered radiographers graduate from this degree program having taken 70 credit-hours of survey classes in radiology and radiography, in addition to an internship. Although nearly all of the courses are offered by the Department of Radiology, general medical coursework in patient care and clinical procedures is also introduced.

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